Recently, I came across a tool for every entrepreneur’s toolbox… the One Page Proposal. The whole idea here is that most proposals can be delivered in one page, following the format that Mark Fox details at the link above. This methodology of writing a one page proposal can be very powerful especially when communicating to executives, and is powerful cross culturally (especially when a language boundary is being crossed). Since watching this video that Mark Fox has put together, I have utilized this format several times. Thanks Mark!
Frank Fullard says
The one page proposal is a great idea. An alternative – also a one pager – is a well
presented mind map [ideally a computer generated one]. This can convey the essence of
any proposition in a visual format that everyone can easily understand.
Agreed- mind maps are great. Here are a couple of links that I am aware of- please share others that you might suggest as well.
Dialogue Mapping from Jeff Conklin (similar to mind mapping, but not exactly the same)
Also there is a good free mind mapper here at this link, called FreeMind.
Thanks Frank! After reading your blog- I look forward to talking with you more about entrepreneurship. Thanks for the comment.